Memory (RAM) - What Is It and Why Would I Upgrade It?
RAM, also known as Memory, is a form of temporary computer data storage, that stores your active programs and tasks.
All the applications you have running, such as Microsoft Word, a music player, internet browser, as well your background tasks like Microsoft Security essentials, are all being stored in temporary RAM. The more RAM you have, the more tasks you can run at once.
No matter how much RAM is in the device, if you have lots of applications running at a time, the Desktop/Laptop’s performance will decrease. Whether the decrease is significant or not depends on the application.
The base amount of RAM in our devices is 4GB, which is suitable for most typical use, but you can choose to upgrade to 8GB or 16GB.